Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Sumatra Wahana Estate
Location: Floyd, Virginia
Origin: Sidikalang, Lintong growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces
Review Date: December 2016
Deeply and sweetly pungent; floral-toned. Narcissus, nougat, sandalwood, grapefruit zest, moist, freshly fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The deep, savory-edged finish conjures fine sandalwood incense with sweet floral undertones.
Wahana Estate is located in the classic Lintong growing district of North Sumatra Province near Lake Toba. It is a central mill drawing coffee from a group of local small-holding producers. This coffee was processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A big, resonant, sweetly earth-toned and floral Sumatra coffee.